Women in Transition

I can provide knowledge about EI, life coaching, relocation, organic foods and native planting, fitness, career choice but most of all I'm looking to mentor, and be mentored, by women. It takes a village, you are mine.

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Welcome to our page.This is a page for the community by the community. One voice makes a small noise: many voices shared together will be heard. What do you want to say?

Thanks for stopping by! Now go be fearless.Jan

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Started by Margaret Chisholm. Last reply by Marcy Berg Nov 7, 2012. 11 Replies

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Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on April 13, 2012 at 8:44pm
Sunshine today! So much fun...
Comment by Pamela on April 12, 2012 at 6:00am

Hi all.  I sort have been caught up in life.  I have had a few starts on stories but filed them away for now.  Had an Easter weekend with my sister.  Had not seen her since September.  Lots of laughs, good wine and a real gabfest.  I love it.  Will be seeing my one grandson this weekend. The others are with their father this weekend.  I wouldn't call him a dad,  never was.

Wow!  I'd love to go see Oprah while she is here.  I hope you report on how it was Jan.  I found out about the show when it was  already to late to get tickets.  I actually miss the show.  Did not think I would.  I was not a faithful watcher.  I did not like a lot of her choices for the "book club" but have to give her credit for getting a lot of people reading.

I have been caught up in my mother's genealogy and have gotten her family back to the late 1600's.  Once I was on a roll I could not stop.  Now I am waiting for the records from the Records Office.  When I watch Who Do You Think You Are & Finding Your Roots they make it look so easy.  It isn't.  Then these well off, well known people get it handed to them.  Oh how I have wished for a break like that.  I have often thought they should have a contest to do an ordinary person.  I think it would be interesting.

I hope you are all doing well enjoying this real spring weather.  Had us fooled for awhile there.

Still thinking about you Marilyn.  I hope the coming months and summer are better for you.  Let us know how you are.


Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on April 11, 2012 at 9:08pm
Sorry friends. I have been so busy I have neglected you. How are y'all doing? Anybody going to see Oprah next week? I am going to tea at the Fairmont with her team in Canada and some other fans and then going to the afternoon taping on Monday! Super excited. We had snow, a little bit, up our way today. Brrrr. Keep being fearless folks!
Comment by Chris Jarvis on April 11, 2012 at 8:46pm

Seems someone did a Spring cleaning in this corner and swept all the great WITs away! Hope everyone is doing well. I kinda miss the chatter that went on for a bit here. Is everyone turning the sod and preparing the ground for planting?

Hope your Easter visit with family was a success, Pamela. As to the Mom-story...I think it was a combination of story content (definitely Mom-based and emotional) and just actually finishing a piece of work that had me gobsmacked. How is your own writing coming along? I've hit a lull, I think. Waiting to start a couple more online courses in Palliative Care and Dementia Studies, dusting off the bits and pieces of articles and stories I've been stashing away for years to see if anything is worth submitting somewhere / needs rewrites. Finished my training as hospice volunteer, and waiting for a placement there. Life seems to be on hold for the moment. That's okay. Needed a time for tea.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Comment by Pamela on April 4, 2012 at 3:39am

Wow!  It seems we all must be out enjoying the early spring this year.  Hope all you WITS are well.  I ust had a great visit with my sister.  I came to realize I won't be going to England this year.  Back & leg problems, I wouldn't be able to sit the entire flight there & back and all the walking we enjoy doing.  Then there is the air fare.  Just out of the question so unless I win money or a trip contest I am out.  Guess I will just go to the British Show and make the best of it.  Doing some Ontario trips instead that way I can incorporate some genealogy in there too.  That is what I have been up to mostly and some writing.

I read your posting Chris about finishing your mother's story and felt as though you had been punched in the stomach when finished.  Was this because of content or just finishing a piece you felt close to the heart and spent a long time and thought on?

Thinking of getting a wireless printer now that the price has come down drastically.  Just can't decide on the make.  Anyone have any ideas.

I am also heavilly into decluttering.  Setting up a writing nook in the solarium.  That's what they call it in my apartment.  Just really a sun porch.  So far looks pretty good.  Have to get a comfy chair.  I have my desk and file cabinet for stories and genealogy.  It will work out.

If I don't post again may you all have a very nice Easter Weekend.  I am having my daughter and her children.  Looking forward to it.  Also getting to know my younger grandson Liam.  He loves riding the GO train and subway and visits every other Saturday with my son.  He is a real joy t have around.

Oh well life goes on.  Enjoy the day.  Cheers.

Comment by Chris Jarvis on March 28, 2012 at 10:19am

Feeling selfishly glad I am in the "not immediately affected" group who might not be able to access OAS until they are 67. Curious as to making such a change on the assumption that employers will be thrilled to keep older workers on until they are 67 and can retire (instead of starting to push older workers out the door, as a lot of employers do now, at 60). Curious as to the sense of cutting pension payments—won't desperate seniors just apply for welfare? And if they can't get social assistance that way, and don't have money, and can't access early pensions (as I did)...then what?

BUT on the other hand, I agree money is not an infinite resource. We have only to look around the world to see other countries in deep trouble.

Curious to know where jobs will be found for all those who want to keep on working. Wondering why more employers are not opting for the concept of job sharing, especially amongst older workers, who are dead reliable and would honour commitments to shorter work hours if only they had them. Job sharing rendering more people part-time means to employers they don't have to pay benefits, so they would be saving $$$ there, yet the idea hasn't caught on.

Just plain curious...there are too many of us for the available resources all around. Now what? All around.

Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on March 27, 2012 at 8:55pm
Budget time...thoughts?
Comment by Janet Auty-Carlisle on March 24, 2012 at 6:06pm
Yes Chris you were right. Out playing in the awesome weather. Wow! How have y'all been? What new and exciting, and fearless, things have you been up to?
Comment by Chris Jarvis on March 19, 2012 at 4:34pm

Okay, I'll jump in. Where y'all at? I'm hoping that everyone is so ecstatic at the gorgeous weather y'all are outdoors and not near the 'Net. Planting gardens, anyone who has a garden? Sprucing up the indoor plants, those of us who have only indoor ones? Hope it's all good for all of you!

Comment by Chris Jarvis on March 12, 2012 at 2:11pm

Just posted first draft of my short story for an online writing course I'm doing at Ryerson. Who knew a 3,000-word "fiction short story" mix of historical fact (re wartime Holland) and Mom-memories would result in such a feeling of being kicked in the stomach when it was finally done?


If this is how real writers feel when they finish a piece of work, I think I will order up a case of Advil  and another of white wine, and take a good long painkiller and wine break before continuing on with the rest of my writing. My short story turned into a chapter of a book, given the amount of material I have collected in my research.


Who knows? Maybe "Wilhe's War" will one day hit the big-time.


Meantime, back at the's everyone doing? Marilyn, how are you now a few days have passed? Is CrazyLady still stalking you, have you settled in to wait for your hearing re the deposit? Is Dawg okay? Are YOU okay?


Warm weather here, too. March break means no training this week for Hospice, and given the emotion of that adventure, I need the week off. Gonna read lots, gonna walk outside some, gonna eat myself into a stupor, gonna do a BIT of housework (don't wanna overdo it), and just breathe deeply this week.


What's everyone else up to?


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